Table of Contents
Overview
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals
Key Facts and Geographic Location
Key facts
Geographical location
PESTLE Analysis
Summary
Political analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Economic analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Overheated property markets
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Technological analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Political Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1945
1946-95
1996-2015
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Key political parties
Composition of government
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
Economic Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1945
1946-90
1991-2015
Structure and policies
Financial authorities and regulators
Stock market
Insurance
Performance
GDP and growth rate
GDP composition by sector
Fiscal situation
International investment position
Key monetary indicators
Unemployment
Outlook
Social Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Social welfare
Performance
Healthcare
Income distribution
Education
Outlook
Technological Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
R&D
Performance
Mobile and Internet
Outlook
Legal Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Judicial system
Tax regulations
Labor laws
Trade regulations
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
Environmental Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook
Appendix
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Disclaimer


List of Tables

Table 1: Belgium - key fundamentals
Table 2: Belgium - key facts
Table 3: Analysis of Belgium's political landscape
Table 4: Analysis of Belgium's economic landscape
Table 5: Analysis of Belgium's social landscape
Table 6: Analysis of Belgium's technology landscape
Table 7: Patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2010-15
Table 8: Analysis of Belgium's legal landscape
Table 9: Analysis of Belgium's environmental landscape
Table 10: Mid-year population by age (percentage of population, by gender) in 2015


List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Belgium
Figure 2: GDP per hour worked (2014)
Figure 3: General government balance, 2010-15
Figure 4: General government gross debt in selected European countries, 2004-15
Figure 5: Nominal unit labor cost - % changes and index (2010 = 100)
Figure 6: Real effective exchange rate (2005-15)
Figure 7 : Tax wedge (% of labor cost) - 2015
Figure 8: House price index, 2005Q1-2015Q3
Figure 9: Better life index - 2014
Figure 10: Social Expenditure (% of GDP)
Figure 11: Expected increases in pension costs (2010-60)
Figure 12: Old age dependency ratio (% of working-age population)
Figure 13: Employment rates - 2015
Figure 14: Employment and unemployment rates of different regions, 2014
Figure 15: Dispersion of regional unemployment rate, 2014 33
Figure 16: Foreign-born unemployment - 2014
Figure 17 : Inflows of foreign population (Thousands) from 2000 - 2013
Figure 18: R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP
Figure 19: Congestion in cities
Figure 20: CO2 prices implicit in diesel excise taxes after adjusting for externalities, 2013Q1
Figure 21: Belgium - key political events since independence
Figure 22: Key political figures in Belgium
Figure 23: Structure of government
Figure 24: Belgium Chamber of Representatives composition after May 2014 elections
Figure 25: Belgium's historical GDP growth, 2005-15
Figure 26: GDP and GDP growth rate in Belgium, 2010-20f
Figure 27: GDP composition by sector, 2015
Figure 28: Agricultural output of Belgium, 2010-15
Figure 29: Industrial output of Belgium, 2010-15
Figure 30: Service output of Belgium, 2010-15
Figure 31: External trade of Belgium, 2011-15
Figure 32: Consumer price index and index-based inflation in Belgium, 2010-20f
Figure 33: Unemployment rate in Belgium, 2010-20f
Figure 34: Religious composition in Belgium
Figure 35: Expenditure on healthcare in Belgium, 2007-13
Figure 36: Expenditure on education in Belgium, 2010-14
Figure 37: Internet users in Belgium, 2010-14
Figure 38: Belgium's judicial structure
Figure 39: Carbon dioxide emissions in Belgium, 2006-13